Frequently Asked Questions



What ABAD stand for? Top
ABAD stands for Agency for Barani Areas Development.  
Is ABAD a Government Organization? Top
Yes ABAD is an attached Agency of Planning & Development Board, Government of Punjab.  
What is meant by Barani Region? Top
A Region is Barani / Arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life.  
What are the functions of ABAD? Top
ABAD's primary function is to bring socio-economic development in the Barani Region, through conceiving, designing and executing development projects in coordination with the Line Departments.  
Who can benefit from the Projects of ABAD? Top
A criteria is prescribed to shortlist eligible applicants for every project.  
Who bear the cost of projects? Top
The Government provide subsidy on various projects, the percentage of subsidy varies for every project.